The simplicity of summer carries over to entertaining with desserts that embrace the ease. Mason jars filled with ice cream, puddings or whipped creams along with fresh berries are a fun treat that look festive on the picnic table. Toss in crumbled meringue & baking crumbs for layered sweet crunchiness and the recipe is practically foolproof!
LEMON MERINGUE POTS
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
ADVANCE TIME: 2 hours
1 cup (250 mL) chocolate baking crumbs
2 meringue nests, broken into pieces
1 cup (250 mL) lemon curd or pudding
1 cup (250 mL) fresh berries, sliced if large
In four 1 cup (250 mL) Mason jars, layer ?2 tbsp (30 mL) dessert crumbs. Top with 1/4 cup (60 mL) lemon curd, 1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh berries, 2 tbsp (30 mL) meringue pieces. Finish with a dollop of lemon curd, ?a sprinkle of dessert crumbs and one berry.
Korey's Tips: ?Make it gluten free with enerjive Chocolate Dessert Crumbs, found at Farm Boy & Natural Food Pantry.
Find store-bought meringue nests in the ice cream topping sections of major grocery retailers.
Make a "dessert in a jar" bar and let guests create their own special concoctions with a variety of ingredients to choose from.